Wednesday, 10 April 2013


This one's for Dee who asked if I could show how to make pinwheels by hand,
if you don't have the Pinwheel die, or want to make different sizes...
The double sided Designer Series Paper is perfect for these...
I used Sunshine & Sprinkles...

Cut a square (this one is 2" square)
find the centre and make a hole with a piercing tool or similar...
Cut from each corner to as close to the centre as you dare..
(I've slipped some contrasting paper underneath to show you)

Make holes in each bottom left hand corner
(you may want to do bottom right if you are left handed)
carefully try to make all the holes large enough to take a small brad....

Carefully curl each holed corner with a bone folder or similar....

Place your centre hole on a piercing tool, or over a pin on a pricking mat,
and carefully place each corner hole on top in rotation...
Push the pinwheel gently down to squeeze it together..

Gently grab the pinwheel between thumb and finger(s) so that it all stays together 

 remove from the tool/pin and insert a small brad in the centre...

You may not succeed the first time, but with a little patience 
you can place it on top of tool/pin again,
and hopefully you'll have a cute pinwheel for decorating cards, gift boxes etc...

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Great tutorial. I enjoyed the face to face explanation too! Thanks. Deffo gonna make some cards with pinwheels on! xxx

  2. Good demo, and excellent photography!

  3. Lovely tutorial Lesley - and it was great to be shown in person too!


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